DENVER ? April 18, 2001 ? Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, is introducing 2-line CustomChoice®, a new service that offers Minnesota residents a savings of more than 50 percent. The package includes traditional CustomChoice?a phone line with up to 20 of the most popular phone features, such as Call Waiting, Caller ID, Three-Way Calling and Talking Call Waiting?plus a second line that can be used for anything from regular calls to Internet connections and faxes.
?So many American households use a phone line to access the Internet, and that can mean they?re missing important calls while they?re online,? said Randy Meissner, senior vice president of Qwest marketing. ?Qwest 2-Line CustomChoice directly addresses this problem and also provides a significant value by giving customers two phone lines and their choice of calling features at one low price.?
The package will enable CustomChoice subscribers to use their existing phone line and features along with a second phone line to simultaneously access the Internet, send and receive faxes, make calls or check e-mail, for about seven dollars more per month than single-line CustomChoice. The new service is ideal for busy families and home-based businesses that rely on access to a second line.
?Parents can still call the doctor?s office while their teenager uses the Internet, and home-based business owners can take business calls while they?re doing research online,? said Meissner. ?Or people who occasionally work from home can access their office network while still checking voice mail.?
Minnesota 2-Line CustomChoice customers can save more than 50 percent over purchasing the same calling features and a second line separately. Customers can also take advantage of a 30 percent savings on Qwest.net for the second line when they purchase 2-Line CustomChoice. In addition, customers? charges are consolidated on a single Qwest bill.
Qwest?s 2-line CustomChoice is available throughout Minnesota, and customers can order by calling Qwest at 1-800-244-1111.
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